Performance Research Volume 3 Issue 1

On America

Issue editors: Nick Kaye

ISBN: 978-0-415-18201

On America will respond to the powerful presence in contemporary culture of aesthetic forms and political strategies derived from North America. Counterpointing Letters from Europe, the issue will address the use and abuse of images of and from North America, the deconstruction in performance theory and practice of North American art, film and performance, and the presentation of America as genre and fiction. With contributions from theatre-makers, artists, theorists and critics outside North America, as well as those working on the cultural and aesthetic fringes within the Americas, the issue will debate the influence of North American cultural products and practices, providing a forum for debate over cultural hegemony and displacement, identity and aesthetic practice.

Preface and Editorial

Claire MacDonald, Nick Kaye

pp. v - viii

Pseudographic Cinema: Asco's no-movies

C. Ondine Chavoya

pp. 1 - 15

Prepared Pages: The Voice of America

Alan Read

pp. 16 - 23

Art in America (The Dream): A conversation with Tania Bruguera

Johannes Birringer

pp. 24 - 31

Dance in Exile: The Latin American connection

Marion Kant

pp. 32 - 43

Cultural Transmissions: An interview with Xu Bing

Nick Kaye

pp. 44 - 51

Prepared Pages

Xu Bing

pp. 52 - 57

Habermas…Burroughs. Beckett…Foreman

Nicholas Zurbrugg

pp. 58 - 68

Prepared Pages: An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

pp. 69 - 72

Subsoil on the Sidewalk: Julie Laffin and the Chicago Underground

Stephen Bottoms

pp. 73 - 81

Do We Have to Know Who We Do Theatre For?

Patrice Pavis

pp. 82 - 86

Missing Persons: Personal pronouns in performance writing

John Hall

pp. 87 - 90

The Fate of Performance

Hans-Thies Lehmann

pp. 91 - 94

Political Bodies

Claire MacDonald

pp. 95 - 96

Kathy Acker Remembered

pp. 96 - 96

Book Reviews

Jools Gilson

pp. 97 - 100

Archive Review

Claire MacDonald

pp. 101 - 102

Notes on Contributors

pp. 103 - 104